Giant Leaps

Oct. 08, 2001
Oct. 08, 2001

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Giant Leaps

Home runs are the most obvious, but hardly the only, key stat of
Barry Bonds's season. Here, with six games remaining, is a
litany of his major offensive accomplishments and milestones.

This is an article from the Oct. 8, 2001 issue Original Layout

--David Sabino

69 home runs: broke Roger Maris's record of 61 by a lefthanded

35 road home runs: broke record 32, shared by Babe Ruth and
Mark McGwire

563 career home runs: Bonds moved from 17th into a tie for
seventh (with Reggie Jackson)

.846 slugging pct.: would shatter Rogers Hornsby's National
League-record .756; challenging Ruth's record .847

.583 career slugging pct.: jumped 16 points, moving Bonds into
eighth place

One home run every 6.7 at bats: would break McGwire's record of
one every 7.3

167 walks: broke McGwire's National League-record 162;
threatening Ruth's big-league-record 170

1,714 career walks: moved from 13th to seventh

.505 on-base pct.: would be first higher than .500 since 1957,
when Ted Williams (.528) and Mickey Mantle (.515) did it, and
first in the National League since Hornsby's .507 in '24

1,703 career runs: with 119 this season, climbed from 40th to